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, and opportunity. they are clinging to the status quo. more taxing, more spending, more borrowing. we owe the american people a responsible, balanced budget. that's what we are delivering today. and i urge support of this resolution. >> well, paul ryan's pitch worked. 221 house republicans backed his plan that seeks to slash almost $5 trillion in spending and balance the budget in ten years. senate democrats promptly voted the ryan plan down last night. with me now michigan democratic congressman sander levin the top dm on the ways and means committee. i know you've spoken out forcefully against the ryan budget. let me ask you this. where do we go? republican controlled house, democratic controlled senate. obviously the senate made very clear the ryan plan was not their vision for the future of budgeting in this country. where do we go? how do we resolve these differences on where to spend money and why? >> it is going to be very difficult. the republican conference has really become radicalized. i was reading a clip from politico a few days ago that had republicans in georgia saying they
cartwright campaigned on the environment, corporate tax reform and openly embraced the president's health care reform. something his democratic rival voted against. cartwright won the democratic primary by double digits and went on to easily beat his republican challenger. joining me, congressman matt cartwright. also joining with us fellow freshman who we met a few weeks ago. we save the biography a little bit. indiana republican congressman luke messer, president of the republican freshman class. congressman cartwright, you are one of four presidents, i need to get that clear, right? have you guys decided how you serve? >> that's -- we have. the first year is going to be split. we have co-presidents the first year between me and a terrific congressman from san antonio, texas. joaquin castro. we'll be co-presidents the first year. the second year will be michelle luhan gresham from new mexico. and a terrific congressman from maryland, john delaney. >> who we met just last week here. congressman cartwright i want to start with you. i know you guys had a bipartisan meeting last week with b
that will not be implemented and he knows it. >> taxes just went up by $1.6 trillion. what do they want to do? throw another trillion on top. guess what, they may say it's for the rich, it's for the loophole. watch out middle class, the tax man is coming to you. >> nbc's deputy political editor is here with this morning's first read. all right, dom, let's start on ryan and the budget. you heard steny hoyer, the second-ranking democrat in the house saying this will never come to pass. that is something that people need to be reminded of. this is a budget outline that will never be law. let's talk broadly about the ryan budget. is the ryan budget good or bad politics for republicans not named paul ryan? it seems to be good politics for paul ryan, it got him as the vice presidential nominee. is it good politics in general? >> it depends. it depends on where you're running and what districts. and it depends on how certain members of the republican party decide to change the messaging on this. we saw paul brown now making some trouble saying that the paul ryan budget isn't conservative enough. he's running for t
have from the start, they raised taxes to be prepared to pay for the cost of war and not cut them dramatically as we did. i think we didn't dot part we should have in terms of proiing revenue to make sure we can pay for this. the cost of war is well-understood. this should not be a prize. we make sure we had the personnel available to make sure the benefits get processed. >> ten years later, the big take away from the american involvement in iraq, do you think this left an imprint on the generations of americans that war should be the last possible thing to be considered? >> absolutely. iraq was a complicated situation. even when we went to war, we had a no-fly zone. the iraq military was shooting at us every day. saddam hussein is not sustainable. it was a very difficult situation to figure out what to do. i think what we learned is no matter how difficult the situation is, understand the cost of stepping across the line and going to war. it is an enormous cost. i hope you will keep that cost in mind before we rush to judgment on how to deal with the situation. >> the armed servi
or is it hedge funds? is it going to be vaccines for children or is it going to be tax breaks for wealthy insurance companies? and i think that americans are not, you know, they're for balancing the budget, perhaps, but they're not for cutting programs that are really going to help the middle class and those who aspire to it. >> it will be interesting to see. balancing the budget is so popular with all the focus groups. but you're attempting to show what it really would mean literally. congressman jan schakowsky, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> up next, chuck joins us again from jerusalem for a deep dive into the millions of dollars the u.s. is spending on israel's state of the art air defense system. >> reporter: i'm not sure how many rockets are being fired now. but the iron dome one, two, three, 4 iron dome rockets are exploding. >>> nbc's resident iron dome expert and probably the best script writer at the network, martin fletcher will join chuck. [ female announcer ] birdhouse plans. nacho pans. glass on floors. daily chores. for the little mishaps you feel use neosporin t
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